Going green is an effective way to increase your home’s equity. Look for cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy usage. While improving your home’s energy usage will increase your home’s value and your equity, it can also save you money long-term through lower utility bills as well as through energy-related rebates from the government for certain updates.

Here are a few budget-friendly ways to make your home greener:

  • Skip pre-rinsing dishes
  • Replace your air filters often
  • Properly insulate your home and seal doors and windows

Here are a few items that are more costly, but can lead to big savings down the road:

  • Install dual-paned windows
  • Upgrade to a programmable thermostat
  • Install low-flow toilets and shower heads
  • Install ceiling fans
  • Purchase ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • Install solar panels

Equity Prime Mortgage is committed to walking you through the home-buying process. Please contact us at 609-597-0007 or clientrelationsteam@epm.net to further discuss how owning a home may be more beneficial for you.